A fire in your home can be devastating. Those who experience this sort of tragic destruction often lose irreplaceable belongings, and that can be quite stressful. If you must also deal with insurance companies and finding contractors to fix the damage, this stress can be intensified.
If you experience a fire in your home, your roof may be damaged by the flames. But even if the flames do not touch your shingles or roof deck, firefighters may break holes in your roof to ventilate hot air, smoke and gases. This not only allows the firefighters better see and to get into the house so they can put out the fire, it also reduces the risk of backdraft, an explosion of heated gases. Unfortunately, it also leaves you with a damaged roof and the need for a qualified contractor to handle the repair. This is something you will want to have done quickly—before rain, slow or animals find their way into your home.
If you do not know where to start, an article published by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) entitled “Roof Repair After a Fire,” can be a fantastic resource. It provides all the information you need to get you roof repaired quickly while providing your insurance company with the information it needs to handle your claim.
The article provides information about things you want to look for in a contractor, as well as things you want to avoid. It then provides you with safety and insurance tips. Some provided information include:
You can learn additional tips and get more information by reading the full article here.
In the unfortunate event that your Chicagoland home is damaged by a fire, you can call the trusted professionals at Baltic Home Improvements to handle roof, gutter, siding, window, or door repairs and installations. We even offer , working directly with your insurance provider to make the claims process run as smoothly as possible. Contact us to get more information.
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